Magnetosphere is the new iTunes 8 Visualizer?

Kevin Rose rumored a newer, trip'ier, more galactic iTunes visualizer, and now according to MacRumors, he's confirmed where it comes from:

Magnetosphere had been available as a free download from the developer's site until a few months ago. The author has since responded to an inquiry by Allan White that the plug-in had been "sold to a third party".

Since CoverFlow was acquired by Apple and integrated into iTunes (before progressing into Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard's Finder file browser -- and the iPhone!), this certainly has precedence.

We'll find out for sure on Tuesday!

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Rene Ritchie

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Magnetosphere is the new iTunes 8 Visualizer?


get out the j's... get out the blunts... get out the backyard grown shrooms and lets all trip together!!! if this is the new one that is awesome...

I've been looking forward to this for a while, magnetosphere is the only visualizer anyone will ever need, lets hope its in the next itunes update.

The one built into iTunes 8 isn't nearly as beautiful as the older version that they had. I hope I can find the older one again somewhere.

From the iTunes > View menu, you can select the "classic" visualizer, as well as versions called Lathe, Jelly and Stix.

bulgagov does all itunes 8 come with lathe jelly and stix. i really want to have them but on my itunes 8 i just downloaded they are not listed.